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The origins of the National Museum of Singapore date back to the mid 19th century, making it the oldest museum in the country. The building structure is noted for its architectural brilliance, featuring Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style design elements....more

Singapore, Singapore

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The origins of the National Museum of Singapore date back to the mid 19th century, making it the oldest museum in the country. The building structure is noted for its architectural brilliance, featuring Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style design elements. A number of items are on display at the museum including collections of artefacts, photographs and sculptures of historic value, including the 11 most prominent exhibits - the Singapore Stone, the portrait of Frank Athelstane Swettenham, the will of Munshi Abdullah, the hearse of Tan Jiak Kim, the mace of the City of Singapore, a Peranakan coffin cover, the portrait of Shenton Thomas, the Xin Sai Le puppet stage and several drawings by William Farquhar.

Ticket Price

Though admission to the museum building is free-of-charge, a fee of $10 may be applicable to those who wish to enter a few specific galleries.

Opening Hour

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 – 2 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children

Must See

The eleven treasures of the museum - the Singapore Stone, the portrait of Frank Athelstane Swettenham, the will of Munshi Abdullah, the hearse of Tan Jiak Kim, the mace of the City of Singapore, a Peranakan coffin cover, the portrait of Shenton Thomas, the Xin Sai Le puppet stage and several drawings by William Farquhar.

Prayer Facilities

Though designated prayer facilities at the National Museum of Singapore might not be available to guests, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. It is also possible to visit one of the mosques in the vicinity of the museum within city limits such as the Masjid Malabar, Masjid Abdul Gaffoor and Masjid Hajjah Fatimah.

Halal Food

Plenty of Halal food options and Halal restaurants in the vicinity of the National Museum of Singapore are available. Popular spots in the city include Perdana Muslim Seafood, Al-Azhar Restaurant, BBQ Chicken and Botak’s Favourites.

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    Deepakkumar

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